The former Pakistani cricketer Aqib Javed has reckoned that Pakistan's Babar Azam, Shaheen Shah Afridi, and Mohammad Rizwan are much better than India's Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, and Rishabh Pant in their respective slots. His claim has almost triggered the social media war between the people across two borders.
While talking to media, Javed stated Kohli's good days are now gone since he apparently has been struggling to score runs - Whereas, Azam is already at the peak of his career, way ahead of the former Indian skipper as assumed by him.
“Now I think Babar is ahead. He [Kohli] had his peak but now going down. But Babar, on the other hand, is going up,”
Talking about Pakistan's frontline pacer, Shaheen, the head coach of the Lahore Qalandars commented that he possesses way more capabilities than India's toe crusher, Bumrah.
“I now think that Shaheen is better than Bumrah because when Shaheen came into the international circuit Bumrah had already established himself and the critics used to say that Bumrah is doing well in Tests, T20Is, and so but now Shaheen has proved he is even better and has more capacity than Bumrah,”
Comparing the wicketkeepers of the two teams, Aqib said Rizwan is doing pretty better than Pant in the field.
“Rizwan is better than Pant these days. There is no doubt that Pant is an extremely skilful player but the way Rizwan takes the responsibility, Pant is well behind him. It is often said that Pant is an aggressive player, but the aggressiveness doesn’t mean to hit a couple of big shots and got out but to stay at the crease, fight, and finish the game,”